DAY ONE:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Attendee Experience (Open all day): Innovation Showcase, LaunchPad SBDC Pavilion, Tech in Motion AR/VR/Gaming Expo

7:00 - 8:15am - Registration, Breakfast, Networking, 1x1 Meetings & Exhibits

8:15 - 8:45 - Welcome Address: Building the SoCal of Tomorrow

  • Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe
  • Paul Pickle, President & COO, Microsemi (MC Day 1)

8:45 - 9:30 - Keynote: The Future of Work

OCTANe has committed to helping companies create 22,000 new jobs in Orange County by 2025. But what will those jobs look like? How will technology advancements such as robotics, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, high tech manufacturing and IoT affect the type of the jobs in our region? The panel will discuss the changing nature and demand for jobs, the evolving workplace environment and the educational and training requirements to prepare for employment in the near future.

  • Greg Washington, Dean, Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine (Moderator)
  • Julie Hill, Board of Directors, Anthem, Board of Trustees, Lord Abbott Mutual Funds & Chair, UCI Board of Trustees
  • Joe Kiani, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Masimo
  • Stan Rowe, Chief Scientific Officer & Corporate Vice President, Edwards
  • ChristopherSurdak, West Region Lead for Intelligent Automation, EY

9:30 - 10:30 - Panel: Anatomy of Success

Among the most popular conference sessions is hearing from tech company founders and CEOs about how they led their companies to success. This panel will discuss how these executives approached their markets, how they leveraged their teams and resources to grow their companies, what pitfalls they overcame and what lessons they can offer to the startup and growth-stage entrepreneur. What’s more, hear why these executives choose SoCal as the hub to re-invest their success.

  • Michael Hedge, Administrative Partner, K&L Gates (Moderator)
  • Walter Cruttenden, Executive Chairman, Acorns
  • Shawn Dougherty, Founder & CEO, EXOIO & Co-Founder, mophie
  • Maryam Rofougaran, Co-CEO/COO & Founder, Movandi
  • Dean Stoecker, CEO, Alteryx

10:30 - 11:00 - Break & 1x1 Meetings

11:00 - 12:00 - Panel: Accelerating Growth in SoCal

OCTANe’s new director of its Growth Services initiative will moderate a discussion with four of the leading investors, bankers and serial entrepreneurs in our region to highlight the factors, in addition to capital, that need to be present for Southern California to accelerate innovation, business formation, growth and successful exits.

  • Nicole Washington, Director of Innovation & Growth, OCTANe (Moderator)
  • Sean Crafts, Co-Founder & COO, Mavenlink
  • Bruce Hallett, Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners
  • Joe Morgan, Technology Investment Banker, D.A. Davidson
  • David Perry, CEO, GoVyrl, Inc. & Former CEO, Gaikai

12:00 - 1:15 - Lunch & 1x1 Meetings

1:15 - 2:15 Panel: Application of Blockchain Technologies

Blockchain is one of the most talked about and perhaps least understood of the recently emerging technologies. Yet the security protocol has a wide variety of applications; well beyond supporting crypto currencies. This panel of experts will discuss the underlying structure of blockchain security and the different formulations and uses to which it can be applied.

  • Daimon Geopfert, Principal, National Leader of Security, Privacy & Risk, RSM US LLP (Moderator)
  • Ryan Eshaghi, Co-Founder & Vice President,Blockchainat UCI
  • Sean Goodwin, Founder, SoCalBlockchain.com
  • Alex Marquez, Vice President & Managing Director, Experian Ventures
  • Heidi Pease, Co-Founder, (UCLA/USC/UCI/City of LA) Blockchain Lab

1:15 - 2:15 - Panel: The Rise of eSports

The creation and development of online and computer gaming has long been well established in Southern California. The recent increased popularity of eSports gaming is adding to that reputation. This discussion will examine the growth of eSports, the important players, including the competition, industry trends and the challenges facing this new form of entertainment.

  • Daniel Gibson, Partner, Knobbe Martens (Moderator)
  • Constance Steinkuehler, Professor- Department of Informatics, UC Irvine
  • Gerald Solomon, Executive Director, Samueli Foundation
  • Matt Wyble, Strategic Initiatives, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Paul Ward, Founder & Former CEO, eSports Arena

2:15- 3:15 - Panel: Leveraging the Cybersecurity Hub in SoCal

SoCal has established itself as a center for cybersecurity development and innovation. This panel will discuss the factors that will contribute to sustaining that leadership and what industry directions will need to be addressed in the near future, including responding to the General Data Protection Regulations promulgated by the European Union.

  • Kent Bloomstrand, CTO, Experian ( Moderator) 
  • Martha Daniel, CEO, IMRI
  • Scott Gicking, Cybersecurity Director, PwC
  • Andrea Hoy, President & Virtual CISO, A. Hoy & Associate
  • Ben Johnson, Co-Founder & CTO, Obsidian Security
  • Ryan Permeh, Chief Scientist, Cylance

2:15 - 3:15 - Panel: Creating a More Engaging Customer Experience Using AR, VR, AI

This panel will focus on how to improve customer engagement using applications such as AI, VR, AI and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) (key here being data) in business. Leverage new technologies to discover unique insights about your customers’ behavior so you can deliver a truly compelling, personal experience that will help you acquire, engage and retain loyal customers. Tap into a digital workforce that increases productivity by performing repetitive, mundane tasks and enable your systems to continuously learn and share to drive improvements across your organization.

  • Mark Skaist, Shareholder, Stradling (Moderator)
  • Robert Brown, CEO, Meridiun
  • Russ Gould, Vice President– Global Product Marketing, Kofax
  • Mark Thornton, Director- Retail & CPG Solutions, Oracle
  • Jarrod Purdon, Director of Marketing, UPS

3:15 - 3:45 - Break & 1x1 Meetings

3:45 - 4:45 - Keynote: What We Need for the Tech Ecosystem to Thrive

Two leading observers of the SoCal regional technology economy will comment on what will be required to stimulate the tech ecosystem for continued innovation, growth and sustainability, including the role of startup entrepreneurs and the next generation of business leaders.

  • Steve Churm, Chief Communications Officer, FivePoint (Moderator)
  • Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe
  • Emile Haddad, CEO & Chairman, FivePoint

4:45 - 5:00 - Closing Day 1

  • Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe

5:00 - 6:30 - General Reception

5:00 - 6:30 - Private Reception (by invitation only, please)

 

DAY TWO:

Friday, June 1,2018

Attendee Experience (Open all day): Innovation Showcase, LaunchPad SBDC Pavilion, Tech in Motion AR/VR/Gaming Expo

7:00 - 8:15am - Registration, Breakfast, Networking, 1x1 Meetings & Exhibits

  • Jennifer Leuer, President, Experian Partner Solutions (MC Day 2) 

8:15 - 9:00 - Keynote: INSoCal- Tech Investment in SoCal

With the recent announcement of INSoCal (Innovation Network of Southern California) our area has an opportunity to enhance access to capital. Given the dominance of Silicon Valley in overall tech investment, what are the factors that can attract an increased amount of investment capital to SoCal? Are there areas of tech development in the SoCal region that should be emphasized to attract capital? What is the best strategy to secure funding from VC and other institutional investors? What can be done to increase the participation of family offices and high net worth individuals in meeting the region’s capital needs? What are we doing as tech leaders to impact growth?

  • Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe
  • Leonard Lanzi, Executive Director, LAVA
  • Mike Krenn, President, San Diego Venture Group
  • David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing

9:00 - 10:00 - Panel: Changing Landscapes in the Semiconductor Industry

This panel will discuss the changing landscape of the semiconductor industry, including recent M&A activity in Southern California, growth of the worldwide market, and the transition from hardware to software.

  • Steve Litchfield, Executive VP & CSO, Microsemi (Moderator)
  • Hasnain Bajwa, Senior Vice President & General Manager, MACOM
  • Jeff Benck, President & CEO, Lantronix
  • Russ Garcia, CEO, Menlo Micro
  • Adam Spice, CFO, Rocket Lab USA
  • Nariman Yousefi, SVP, Coherent DSP, Inphi Corporation

10:00 - 10:30 - Break & 1x1 Meetings

10:30 - 12:30 - LaunchPad Company Presentations & Awards

LaunchPad presentations by select technology companies who have recently been through the LaunchPad evaluation process is one of the key components of OCTANe’s annual Technology Innovation Forum (TIF). These innovative companies have an opportunity to present their products and underlying business models to the entire audience of over 800 attendees. In recent years, OCTANe has added a competitive component to the presentations. A panel of nine investors will judge the presentations for quality and likelihood of success in attracting investment funding. One winning company will be selected to receive a bundle of professional services totaling $100,000 in value. This year, eight companies will be selected to present with one winner. Since 2010, LaunchPad companies, specifically those who presented at TIF, have raised over $650 million.

9 Presenting Companies: 

ADWAY • GigaIO • Moving Analytics • Sitch Ai • Sapere • WaterPigeon • Skylift • Tallygo • NGD Systems   

  • Linda DiMario, Executive Vice President, Greater Irvine Chamber (Moderator)
  • JC Ruffalo, Director of LaunchPad SBDC & Investor Relations, OCTANe (Moderator)
  • Michael Beaudoin, Investment Manager, Mark IV Capital
  • Jeff Bocan, Partner, Okapi
  • Karim Chehadé, Director of Venture Investments, Experian Ventures
  • Joe Kaiser, Director, Mercato Capital
  • Steve Litchfield, Executive VP & CSO, Microsemi
  • Alex Marquez, Vice President & Managing Director, Experian Ventures
  • Nate Raabe, Managing Director - Private Capital Group,  ROTH Capital Partners
  • Alex Rubalcava, Partner, Stage Ventures 
  • Richard Sudek, PhD, Executive Director, UC Irvine Applied Innovation
  • Bei Wang, M&A, Ingram Micro
  • Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Venture Fund

12:30 - 12:45 - Closing Day 2: Tying it All Together

  • Bill Carpou, CEO, OCTANe
  • Steve Litchfield, Executive VP & SCO, Microsemi
  • Jennifer Leuer, President, Experian
  • Andrew Lyon, Dean, Schmid College of Science & Technology, Chapman University

12:45 - 1:45 - Lunch & 1x1 Meetings

1:45 - 2:30 - 1x1 Meetings

 

 

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